Hematuria (blood in urine)

BPH (prostate enlargement)

Prostate Cancer

PSA (prostate specific antigen)

PSA is a substance produced by the prostate, and measured by a blood test. It is used as a screening tool to detect men at risk of having prostate cancer. The test is not perfect and can be elevated by other conditions such as age, prostate trauma, infections, or enlargement.  The topic of PSA is confusing and complicated by conflicting, and sometimes misleading information. Urologists have years of extensive training and experience with both Prostate Cancer and PSA. It is very important to discuss your individual risks and benefits of prostate cancer with a Urologist to make an informed decision regarding your care or screening.

Click here for the statement from the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) position statement regarding PSA screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

The American Urology Association (AUA) states the greatest benefit of screening appears to be in men ages 55 to 69 years. However, younger men at increased risk as well as older men in excellent health may also benefit. Your Urologist will assist indiscussion of your individual risks and benefits.

Bladder Cancer

Kidney and Ureter Stones

Urinary tract infections

UPJ Obstruction (ureter pelvic junction)

Vasectomy (Dr. Chavez performs no­-scalpel Vasectomy)